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Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter says it would be monstrous to steal rocks.

Local neighborhood hide-and-seek painted rock groups continue to blossom around Southeast Texas, but Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter warns rock hunters not to steal landscaping rocks from local businesses.

"When you are searching for rocks to paint, please be aware that you do not need to go onto the property of local businesses and take your rocks without the owners' consent," Slaughter said in a statement. "These rocks are for landscaping purposes. You could face criminal charges and be given a criminal trespass warning."

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On June 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to a theft from a 92 year old man.

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The City of Beaumont received $3,112,640 in June 2017, City Manager Executive Assistant Chris Jarmon announced July 18 in a statement.

Jarmon explained that this is 7.47% more than the city received in July 2016.

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On July 15 at about 12:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 96 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles north of Silsbee.

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Monday, July 17, at about 12:19 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 200 block of Rosine Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

Preliminary investigation reveals that two individuals were in front of a residence when they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the victims.

During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the victims, who was able to return fire. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries; it is unknown if the suspect was injured.

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Eric Dove (Facebook, 2015)

Saturday, July 15, at 5:54 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Park Street, in reference to assisting EMS with a medical call, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

When officers arrived on scene they located a deceased male, identified as Eric Benell Dove, a 45-year-old Beaumont man. Detectives are investigating this case as a homicide and believe that the crime may have occurred between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m.

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A man is dead following a crane accident near Motiva Port Arthur Refinery that occurred Thursday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police Department reports that it responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday to find that a crane had fallen on an individual. PAPD reports that Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was issued by Motiva following a reported crane accident near the refinery Thursday, July 13:

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A 20 year old Beaumont, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for violating the terms of his probation in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 13.

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Howard Gregg Diamond

A 56-year-old Sherman, Texas doctor has been arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 12.

Sherman is north of Dallas near the Texas/Oklahoma border.

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James “Jimmy” Scales

Bridge City Municipal Judge James “Jimmy” Scales, 65, died July 8, 2017, when his riding lawnmower rolled over on him as he was mowing a ditch in Bridge City.

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